Creativity doesn’t come naturally to me but once I had a few fun website ideas there was no stopping me. Some of them were a bit crazy (they didn’t quite make the cut) and some worked (hopefully, you’ve seen them already on this page).
This week, I’ve learned how to use photoshop (and a mac) – just a few simple things like layering and cropping images but enough to be able to create the photos in vintage frames over there on the right hand side. Very fun! And I’m in love with vintage frames. Now I want some real ones for my wall – my next creative project.
My designer (aka the boyfriend) helped me with my new header – something a little ‘cleaner’ as he called it but I think it’s just a little cuter. And it’s pink.
What I’ve learned this week is that your taste changes over time (and even day to day) as ideas develop and concepts form – maybe this is what they call creativity. Now that I’ve got the bug, you’ll probably be seeing a few more changes when I’m feeling like something new and sparkly.
This week’s challenge: Throw yourself head-first into a creative project. Something that you’re excited about but which feels a little too big for you. You’ll be so consumed by it that it will fuel you for ages.
I already know what I’m going to be doing this week. Getting creative with my website.
After I started up my website, girlautomatic, I never got around to getting creative with it, mostly because I was struggling to remember just how to add a new post. It felt pretty amazing to do something completely different though, like I could do anything that I wanted. Even if I didn’t quite know at that time how I would do it.
I’ve been spending some time checking out some other cool blogs so now I’ve got a long list of changes I would like to make. Better get started – I think I’m going to need some help.
Next week’s challenge: Do the splits. Or at least try. (Be gentle though!)
This week’s challenge: Call a friend & ask them if they want to have a slumber party.
Pillow fights, pyjamas and boy gossip is what slumber parties brings to my mind. The last time I had a slumber party with the girls must have been back at school when we stayed up late, ate too many m&ms and giggled the night away talking about boys and everyone’s latest crush.
What will a slumber party be like now that we all grown up? I’m not quite sure about the boy gossip and can’t see a pillow fight breaking out but the one thing I am really looking forward to is wearing my pyjamas while my friends are over. One of my favourite parts of the day is getting home and putting on my Peter Alexander pyjamas and my very long, very fluffy, woollen socks with poms poms. Heaven.
I’ve called the girls and the night has been organised. I haven’t quite decided on what snacks we’ll have or what movie we’ll be watching but I do know that there will be pyjamas.
Next week’s challenge: Throw yourself head-first into a creative project. Something that you’re excited about but which feels a little too big for you. You’ll be so consumed by it that it will fuel you for ages.